Audi RS6 Avant 4.0 TFSI Quattro Tiptronic Review
Return of the king

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
28 Apr 2014


Heady performance figures aren’t usually associated with family-oriented wagons but the RS6 is one such quandary. Imagine taking your whole family of five with the family pet in the back and still coming out on top at the drag strip against most performance cars on the road. Impressive isn’t it? And it’s one of the reasons why this twisted imagining of a wagon endures till this day.

Short of the flagship R8 supercar, the RS6 is quite literally the fastest in the RS stable and quite rightly so. In the previous generation, the big Audi hid a twin turbocharged 5.0-litre V10 under the bonnet. How many wagons can boast of supercar levels of performance?   

Even in its previous form, it was impressive. Churning 580bhp and 650Nm of torque, it can eat most performance cars for breakfast on the morning school run!

How then is Audi able to make its successor even better but with a more modest engine under the hood? 

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Engine Capacity 3993cc Turbocharged
Engine Type V 8
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Bore x Stroke (81.5x89)mm
Power 560bhp @ 5700rpm
Torque 700Nm @ 1750rpm
Power to Weight 278.6 bhp per ton


Acceleration 3.9s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 10.2 km/L
Drag Coefficient 0.350

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type F4
Steering Electric


Body Type Wagon
(L x W x H)
(4979 x 1936 x 1461) mm
Wheelbase 2915 mm
Turning Circle 13.0 metres
Kerb Weight 2010 kg
Boot Capacity 565 L
Boot Capacity (folded) 1680 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs